Even here in the southern part of Texas we have not been able to escape freezing "arctic" temperatures. So, to warm things up a little, I put on a pot of hot coffee and decided to use one of my favorite pictures taken this past summer in a layout. PRETTY LITTLE STUDIO has the perfect papers to create a summery layout, too, with its dreamy NEAPOLITAN COLLECTION. My inner girly-girl will always love hearts and butterflies and flowers, which is what this collection has in abundance!
And this - this was the end result:
I've got to tell you that I am quite proud of it - proud of the subjects, proud of the moment that I captured with my camera, and pretty darned proud of my layout. It's got a lot of white in it but doesn't look too empty at all. (I love my tone-on-tone white sunburst that I started off with!) It's got a lot of layers, but it's not too crowded. It's got a lot of little pieces, but it's not too busy. In fact, I would say it is j-u-s-t right!!!
Here are a few close-ups:
See? Hearts, butterflies, and flair - all the things I love. *sigh*
Yes, I did use journaling cards on my layout that don't have one single word of journaling on them. They were used - gasp - purely for decorative purposes. Don't judge.
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What are you doing to stay warm this winter??? Do you love the snow and cold temps or are you, too, dreaming of summertime and balmy weather?